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Associate in Science

What is an Associate in Science?

The AS degree provide students with the opportunity to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. Click below for the Associate in Science Program Plan

2019-2020

2018-2019

Focus Areas

BCTC students who pursue the Associate in Science program are permitted to select a Focus Area within a specific field of study. These focus areas permit students to earn the AA degree while concentrating their courses around an academic discipline. Students should discuss potential focus areas with their assigned academic advisor.

Academic Pathways

AS students who plan to transfer to a four-year university may select an Academic Pathway to identify the program or field that the student wishes to pursue upon transfer. Selecting an Academic Pathway enables students to be assigned an academic advisor with expertise in the student's transfer area. To update an Academic pathway, students may submit a Program Change Form to the Records Office.

  Student group Student group description
Art/Art History/Fine Art PART Art/Art History/Fine Art
Communications PCOM Communications
Criminal Justice PCRJ Criminal Justice
English PENG English
History PHIS History
Journalism PJOU Journalism
Languages PLAN Languages
Music PMUS Music
Philosophy PPHI Philosophy
Political Science PPOL Political Science
Psychology PPSY Psychology
Religion PREL Religion
Sociology PSOC Sociology
Social Work PSWK Social Work
Theater PTHE Theater
Art Education PAED Art Education
Pre-school Education PPED Preschool Education
Elementary Education PEED Elementary Education
High School Education PHED High School Education
Music Education PMUE Music Education
Middle School Education PMSE Middle School Education
Physical Education/Coaching PPEC Physical Education/Coaching
Special Education PSED Special Education
Education General PGED Education General
General, SBS PSBS Social Behavior Science
General, HUM PHUM Humanities
 
  Student group Student group description
Agriculture/Horticulture PAGR Agriculture/Horticulture
Animal Science/ Pre-Vet/ Zoology PZOO Animal Science/ Pre-Vet/ Zoology
Architecture PARC Architecture
Biology/Botany PBIO Biology/Botany
Chemistry PCHE Chemistry
Exercise Physiology PEXP Exercise Physiology
Economics PECO Economics
Forestry PFOR Forestry
Geology/Earth Science PGEO Geology/Earth Science
Information Technology/CIS PIT Information Technology/CIS
Mathematics PMAT Mathematics
Nursing PNSG Nursing
Nutrition PNUT Nutrition
Physics/Astronomy PPHY Physics/Astronomy
Pre-Dental PDEN Pre-Dental
Pre-Engineering PETE Pre-Engineering
Pre-Medicine PMED Pre-Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy PPHA Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy PPTH Pre-Physical Therapy
Radiography PRAD Radiography
Business Administration PBA Business Administration
Management PMGT Management
Accounting PACC Accounting
Office Systems POS Office Systems
General, ALH PALH Allied Health
General, BUS PBUS Business
General ENTC PENT Engineering Technology
General, LNS PLNS Life/Natural Science

Transfer Center

The BCTC Transfer Center provides assistance to students transferring from BCTC to a four-year university.

The Transfer Center maintains information on transfer programs/pathways (suggested BCTC course work) to specific baccalaureate degree programs for many of the state universities and other schools having transfer agreements with BCTC. If you are planning to further your education beyond an associate degree, you should work closely with your Advisor and the Transfer Center to insure that the courses you take will work towards your chosen 4-year degree.

Area Contacts and Websites

Contact

Tammy Liles
Cooper Campus, OB 234K 
tammy.liles@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6449

Norm Strobel
Newtown Campus, SEC 205K
norman.strobel@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6456

Websites

BCTC Focus Area

AS Focus Area, Allied Health:

Choose at least 9 hours from:
ANA 209, BIO 137, BIO 139, BIO 150, BIO 151, BIO 152, BIO 153, BIO 209, BIO 225, BIO 226,
CHE 170, CHE 175, CHE 180, CHE 185, PGY 206, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 203, PHY 204;

Choose an additional 12 hours from any of the sciences above or the following:
CLA 131, MAT 170, MAT 175, PSY 223, SOC 101, STA 200, STA 291

BCTC Contact

Yasemin Congleton
Leestown, M 105
yasemin.congleton@kctcs.edu
(859)246-6487

BCTC Program Website

Websites

Contact

Tammy Liles
Cooper Campus, OB 234K
tammy.liles@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6445

Norm Strobel
Newtown Campus, 205K
norman.strobel@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6456

Websites

 

Contact

Kevin Murphy
Cooper Campus, MB 229
(859) 246-6542
kevin.murphy4@kctcs.edu

BCTC Program Website

Transfer Information

Transfer students are encouraged to complete the BCTC Architectural Technology AAS, for which BCTC has has articulation agreements with the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, Northern Kentucky University and the Savannah College of Arts and Design:

UK Transfer Information

EKU Transfer Information

NKU Transfer Information

Websites

BCTC Focus Area

AS Focus Area, Natural Sciences:

Choose from:
BIO 150, BIO 151, BIO 152, BIO 153, CHE 170, CHE 180, CHE 175, CHE 185, MA 113, MA 123, CHE 230, CHE 232

BCTC Contact

Rebecca McCane
Newtown Campus, SEC 205I
becky.mccane@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6442

BCTC Program Website

Websites

Contact

Dave Magee
(859) 246-6267
david.magee@kctcs.edu

Virginia Fairchild
(859) 246-6265
virginia.fairchild@kctcs.edu

BCTC Program Website

Websites

BCTC Focus Area

AS Focus Area, Chemistry:
CHE 170, CHE 175, CHE 180, CHE185, CHE 270;

Choose one from:
CHE 275, CHE 280, CHE 285, MAT 175, MAT 185, PHY 231 AND PHY 241, PHY 232 AND PHY 242

BCTC Contact

Tracy Knowles
Newtown Campus, 205G
tracy.knowles@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6460

BCTC Program Website

Websites

BCTC Focus Area

AS Focus Areas, Computer Science:
CHE 170, PHY 231, PHY 241, MAT 175, MAT 185, CS115, CS 215, CS 216, CS 275

AS Focus Areas, Informatics: INF
CIT 105 OR Special Exam for Credit, CIT 120 OR CIT 111, INF 120 OR CIT 149, INF 282 OR CIT 170, INF 260 OR CIT 249, INF 286 OR CIT 150 OR CIT 155, Elective course

BCTC Contact

Robert Chirwa (Computer Science)
Cooper Campus, AT 202C
robert.chirwa@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6298

Cindy Tucker (Informatics)
Cooper Campus, AT 201I
cindy.tucker@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-4634

Curriculum Plans

Name of Degree/ Diploma or Certificate Associate in Science Degree with a focus in Computer Science (Fall 2013 – Spring 2016)

Coordinator Contact Information Name Don Halcomb
Office 213A Classroom Building, Newtown Campus, Lexington
Office Phone (859)246-6289
Email don.halcomb@kctcs.edu
Asst. Coordinator Contact Information Name Mike Hardin
Office 213J Classroom Building, Newtown Campus, Lexington
Office Phone (859)246-6858
Email mike.hardin@kctcs.edu
    Courses Date Complete
Prior to Start* Students must be ready to enroll in college-level courses.  
Recommended Sequencing First Year, Fall CS 115 Intro to Computer Programming(3)
ENG101 Writing I (3)
MAT 150 College Algebra (3)
*Heritage Course (3)
*Social & Behavioral Science Course (3)
 
First Year, Spring CS 215 Intro to Program Design, Abstraction, & Problem Solving (4)
General Education Core or Foreign Language Course (3)
ENG102 Writing II (3)
MAT 155 Trigonometry (3)
Oral Communications (3)
 
Second Year, Fall **CS 216 Intro to Software Engineering (3)
MA 113 Calculus I (4)
MA 193 Supplementary Mathematics Workshop I (1)
*Humanities Course (3)
Natural Science(3)
*Social & Behavioral Science Course (3)
 
Second Year, Spring **CS 275 Discrete Mathematics (4) MA 114 Calculus II (4)
MA 194 Supplementary Mathematics Workshop II (1)
General Education Core or Foreign Language Course (3)
PHY 231 General University Physics I (4)
PHY 241 General University Physics Lab I (1)
 
Total Hours 62 -65
Notes& Additional Information

*One of these courses needs to satisfy the Cultural Studies requirement

**Both courses are not required at BCTC, but are highly recommended as they are required at UK. If selecting one it is recommended that you choose CS 275.

In addition:

  • Demonstration of Computer Literacy is a KCTCS Graduation requirement. CIT 105 is recommended.
  • Students must take a Social & Behavioral Science courses from at least 2 disciplines.
Name of Degree/ Diploma or Certificate Associate in Science Degree with a focus in Informatics (Fall2013–Spring 2014)


Coordinator Contact Information


Name Melanie Williamson 
Office 202A Academic Technical Building, Cooper Campus, Lexington 
Office Phone (859)246-6285 
Email melanie.williamson@kctcs.edu 
Asst. Coordinator Contact Information Name Dana Brown 
Office 201GAcademicTechnical Building, Cooper Campus, Lexington 
Office Phone (859)246-6345 
Email dana.brown@kctcs.edu 
    Courses Date Complete
Prior to Start* Students must be ready to enroll in college-level courses.  
Recommended Sequencing First Year, Fall    
First Year, Spring    
Second Year, Fall    
Second Year, Spring    
Total Hours 61 -62
Notes& Additional Information

*One of these courses needs to satisfy the Cultural Studies requirement

**Statistics is required by NKU. Students must take one of the statistics courses or a Quantitative Reasoning course.

In addition:

  • Demonstration of Computer Literacy is a KCTCS Graduation requirement. CIT 105 is recommended.
  • Students must take a Social & Behavioral Science courses from at least 2 disciplines.

UK Transfer Information

EKU Transfer Information

NKU Transfer Information

Websites

BCTC Contact

Jean Watts
Newtown Campus, SEC 205E
jean.watts@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6448

Websites

BCTC Contact

Jeff Herrin
Newtown Campus
jeff.herrin@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6856

BCTC Program Website

Related Websites

Contact

Lise Roemmele
lise.roemmele@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6474

BCTC Program Website

Curriculum Plans

UK Transfer Information

EKU Transfer Information

Websites

Contact

Marilyn Akins
Area Coordinator
Newtown Campus, Science Education Center Room 205D
marilyn.akins@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6242

BCTC Program Website

Websites

Contact

Brent Eldridge
Newtown Campus, SEC 205Q
brent.eldridge@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6462

Websites

BCTC Focus Area

AS Focus Area, Pre-Engineering:
MAT 175, MAT 185, MA 213, PHY 231, PHY 241, and CHE 170 or PHY 232

BCTC Contact

Val Zeps
Newtown Campus, 205J
val.zeps@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6450

Websites

Contact

Brent Eldridge
Newtown Campus, SEC 205Q
brent.eldridge@kctcs.edu 
(859) 246-6462

Websites

Contact

Brent Eldridge
Newtown Campus, SEC 205Q
brent.eldridge@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6462

Websites

Contact

Scott Davis
Newtown Campus, SEC 205N
scott.davis@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6586

Websites